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Students in 2nd and 4th Grade Take the Stage for Dessert Theatre

Performances by 2nd and 4th grades took place on Friday, March 3, 2023, for the Lower School's Dessert Theatre Season in the Louisa Performing Arts Center. Dessert Theatre, which began nearly 50 years ago at CSS, allows students as early as Kindergarten in the Lower School division the freedom to explore the world through characters while solving problems and growing their communication skills and confidence.

In The Spelling Bee, 2nd-grade students dove into the brains of three spelling bee competitors as they navigate the stress, pressure, and excitement of the 35th Annual Newton Elementary School Spelling Bee. This play personifies the different parts of our brains and the way they work together to help us interpret people and the world around us. This play was written with the 2nd-grade curriculum in mind to support what students have learned about the parts of the brain and their functions. Which speller will come out on top and move on to the regional spelling bee?

In Some Folks Say, 4th-grade students traveled the country through six fun folktales. The play captured a variety of American cultures, from the Hawaiian islands to the old west. We met Paul Bunyan, Brer Rabbit, and even some ghosts in the White House! Hilarious, heartwarming, and larger-than-life, this performance celebrates the art of storytelling, with each performer taking turns narrating and acting out the tales. Just watch out for the giant flapjack!